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Pirate soccer team starts season 1-2

A mixed bag for the Pirates during the season start for girls’ soccer as Pagosa lost two last weekend at home but took a win on the road, putting a 1-2 start at the top of their schedule.

After dropping two close home games — a 3-2 loss against the Telluride Miners on Friday and a 1-0 defeat by the Ridgway Demons — the Pirates scored a decisive win in Alamosa, taking the Mean Moose down 4-0 on Tuesday.

Getting ahead 2-1 in the first half against Telluride, the Pirates slipped on offense during the second half, allowing the Miners to force two overtimes at home last Friday.

With Megan Davey clearing to midfield, Katie Blue picked up the pass and, driving to the goal, chipped the shot over the Miners’ goalie, putting the Pirates out to a 1-0 lead. Telluride struck back late in the half with a goal at 33:30 but fell behind after Sydney Smith, taking a pass from Sydney Aragon, put the Pirates back in the lead with a goal at 37:00.

Pagosa was stymied by the Miners’ defense in the second half, losing the momentum early when Telluride scored at 41:00, pacing the game for double overtime. It was during the second overtime period when the Miners slipped one past the Pirates for a 3-2 win.

The next day, the Pirates fought a tough defensive battle against Ridgway, eventually losing the game at 54:00 when a Demon took a breakaway shot, defeating Pagosa 1-0.

Shaking off two tough losses, the Pirates won a decisive victory in Alamosa on Tuesday, beating the Mean Moose 4-0.

The Pirates return to the road for a match against the Durango Demons on Tuesday.

jim@pagosasun.com

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